Originally Posted by patience75
Vitals: I am 37 just under 6'3" and I weigh 330lbs. 6 months ago at my annual check up my cholesterol (sp?) was 164. BP was 114/72. My Dr said I have the bloodwork of a 20 year old. With that being said I hate being overweight. My wife is 5'4" about 125 and runs half marathons. Needless to say she hates me being overweight and hates it even more when I tell her I am a medical marvel. I have lost 60lbs+ twice over the last 2 years and both times put it back on. Even though my bloodwork looks good I am concerned about my health. I am currently on the diet plan again and mainly because I want to be active with my kids and I don't want my legs, back, and feet hurt everytime I want to do something. Even at this weight I can run 2 miles, rather slow though. I don't like being winded anytime I walk stairs or do anything with the kids.
Being a former Marine I get a lot of jabs from people for once being a physical specimen to now being a disgusting fat body.
Kudos for aiming to be more active. Regardless the effect on bodyweight, almost everyone can and probably should move more than they do. And since you're not crazy about being winded (not many are), do you also incorporate some walking ?
Bear in mind that walking burns almost as many calories as jogging, and most people can handle a lot more walking than jogging. For one thing, it is almost certainly easier on the joints. And of course you could swim as well. I can swim fine myself. But skinny as I am I have virtually no buoyancy. I sink like a rock. This should be no problem for you.
Also, since you say your bloodwork is good, but that you're concerned about your health, are both parents still living ? And if so, how is there health ? In other words, since your weight doesn't appear to have dragged down your health markers, is there anything you've observed in your parents that would cause you to be concerned about your own health ?